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Landing a consulting offer means that you were one of the 3% of applicants who successfully navigated the process. Your reward? Being thrown into the fire with other top performers. Whether Analyst or Associate, you’ll spend upwards of 80% of your day in Excel and PowerPoint. To succeed, you must learn 4 key skills: Prioritizing Analysis, Building Scenario-Driven Models, Developing Storylines, and driving Executive Action.
We’ve compiled everything we wished we would have known before starting in consulting into 2 power-packed courses. Let us help you make a great first impression.
You’ve made it this far. Why not invest in becoming a top performer?
Theory without practice is meaningless – that’s why both courses include practical exercises to help you apply what you are learning, as well as samples to compare your work against. Replicate the kind of work you’ll be doing, and get the growing pains out of the way now.
Consulting-specific ModelsExcel for Consulting isn’t like Excel for Banking. We focus on the 4 types of models common to consulting, and demonstrate how to build each one.
Thinking like a ConsultantWe utilize the Pyramid Principle and MECE frameworks when using both Excel and PowerPoint - learn these frameworks to make your data analysis efficient and communication concise.
Talking like a ConsultantWhether communicating with a manager or client, you’re nothing in consulting without the ability to persuade. We walk through how to build an executive-level storyline, and break down the presentation styles of top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and Deloitte.
As an aspiring consultant over the course of my MBA at Fuqua, I used Management Consulted's resources all the time. From the informational articles, to the salary reports, to the Excel/PowerPoint workshops - I can confidently say that the website played a big role in helping me secure my job at McKinsey that I'll be starting this summer.
One of the biggest mistakes consultants can make is to start a project by going on a big data hunt. What’s the problem with this? It’s incredibly inefficient. The point of Excel isn’t to crunch all the data possible - it’s to identify insights.
Whether you are a newbie consultant or looking to reinvent yourself, learning how to prioritize your analysis is one of the most important skills you can learn. Work alongside us as we test our hypotheses to make data gathering/analysis as efficient as possible and drive to insights.
Whether you’ve never worked in Excel a day in your life or know how to build a DCF, Excel for Consulting is different. Why? You’re building custom models to answer unique questions instead of using a firm-provided template.
We won’t promise you’ll become an expert overnight. But we’ll introduce you to different types of consulting models, show you examples, and give you data sets to practice on. In short, you’ll have every tool necessary to hit the ground running on Day 1.
You’ll realize quickly that everything in consulting comes down to telling a story. Can you take data, extract insights, and then communicate them clearly?
Consulting firms consider this an absolutely necessary skill for Managers - you won’t be promoted without it. We walk you through a step-by-step process to build clear, effective presentations that tell a cohesive story.
You can be the biggest and baddest number-cruncher in the world, but without Executive Communication skills, you’ll never get to present your insights to C-suite stakeholders (or become a Partner).
Not only do we teach core Executive Communication skills, but we will give you tactics to improve in your day-to-day professional encounters.
I found Excel for Consulting to be immensely valuable to me during my time at my MBA program. I was looking for a no-fluff course that covered the foundational concepts of Excel use on the job in consulting, and I found that with Excel for Consulting. I am extremely satisfied with the training I received, and look forward to building on it at Deloitte S&O.
Adam; Emory MBA grad
You’ve made it this far. Why not invest in becoming a top performer?
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YES! Even though you’ve spent a lot of time in Excel, have you used it the way a consultant does? Consultants drive Excel harder than almost any other profession, and if you want to gain some serious cred inside the office, being an Excel pro is a must.
Plus, you’ll be much more efficient on the job. As we like to say around here; “work smarter, not harder.”
We offer both university and corporate license agreements for access to these courses. Reach out to Namaan for more info.
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If you’re already a Black Belt, you already have access to Excel/PowerPoint for Consulting. Enjoy!
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Buy it now – the price will only go up as we add additional functionality to the program in the future.
Excel for Consulting is 44 lessons long.
Ideally, you’ll do 1 module every day (with the related data sets) and spend some time practicing, too. That’s 8 days.
If you’re extremely new to Excel, you will find it most beneficial to give yourself 1-2 months to complete all of the practice in depth.
PowerPoint for Consulting is 38 lessons. If you complete 1 module per day (with associated practice) you can complete the course in 1 week.
If you’re close to your interview or start date, you can pick and choose from the course to best prepare – you could do it in only 2-3 days with intense focus.
For the courses to be most effective, and to take full advantage, you should plan a minimum of 30 hours – in a few long sittings, or over a number of weeks, to review the information and practice
Good news! Excel and PowerPoint for Consulting are delivered online – just add to your cart, create an account during the checkout process, and the courses will be available immediately after purchase.
Our videos can be played on any platform, and the course material tracks how much you’ve completed – so you can stop and start as your schedule permits.
Within 3 days of purchase, if you find the quality of our materials to be unsatisfactory and are able to provide specific complaints, you can request a refund.